Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Joseph and Michael


Joseph John Barretto and Michael David Marton are to affirm their partnership on Sunday in a rooftop ceremony at their home in New York. The Rev. Jude Geiger, a Unitarian Universalist minister, is to lead the commitment ceremony.

Mr. Barretto (left), 34, is the director of fund-raising and communications at the New York City Anti-Violence Project, an organization that provides services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, H.I.V.-positive and transgender people who have been victims of violence.

He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and is a candidate for a master’s degree in public policy and administration from Columbia. He is the son of Josefina DueƱas Barretto and the late Rodolfo M. Barretto Jr. His mother is a registered nurse at West Valley Hospital in Goodyear, Ariz.

Mr. Marton, 36, is the vice president of two businesses owned by his mother, Agnes Marton: Dentorium Products, a distributor of dental laboratory supplies, and Gam Real Estate, which manages commercial properties. Both are in New York.

Mr. Marton graduated from Franklin & Marshall College. He is also the son of the late George Marton, who founded the businesses and was their co-president at the time of his death.

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